Balancing birds on telegraph wires
Look like the music of my city song –
City noises, honking hooting,
Scraping feet and taxis tooting,
Ringing bells and voices speaking,
Rattling tins and tram wheels shrieking –
All make music for my city song.
Source: Beetle Soup: Australian Stories and Poems for Children compiled by Robin Morrow (Scholastic Australia, 1996)